At long last, spring has sprung! My friend, Debbie, shared a glimpse of it from her neighborhood in Geneva, Illinois. These are crocuses, often known as the heralds of spring because they grow while there’s still snow on the ground. After our long, cold winter, they’re getting a late start.
I love the way these hardy little blossoms blanket the landscape with purple, lavender, and white. They spread with abandon through the grass, creating a patchwork of color.
The crazy quilt of crocuses reminded me of an old Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt I purchased many years ago.
What originally drew me to it were the gently faded colors, the softness that comes from years of use, and naturally, the $50 price tag. It's lightweight and perfect for sleeping under on a cool spring night.
Like most quilts meant for everyday use, this one has simple quilting designs ~ outlining of the triangle shapes in the pieced blocks, and a teacup pattern in the muslin squares. It is nicely hand quilted with small, even stitches.
I've mentioned before that I'm not a "pastel" person, yet that’s exactly what I love about this quilt ~ its charming 1940s prints in springtime colors! Maybe we all become fans of the softer hues when the weather warms up and the flowers are in bloom.
Enjoy spring in your neighborhood!